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WHO WE ARE

 
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SALLY URE-REID

Textile Techniques Practitioner

A mixed media artist with a wealth of experience in community art projects and creating sustainable textiles pieces.

 

Sally delivers innovative sessions on repurposing unwanted and used fabrics into beautiful new products.

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PENNY PANCALDI | THE CLOTHING CLINIC

Alterations Consultant

An accomplished fashion designer and maker who has worked with many high-profile clients internationally.

 

Penny’s concerns for the effects of fast fashion on the planet led her to set up The Clothing Clinic in 2019 which offers alternative ways of repairing and reviving worn out clothing.

Alongside Roger, our alterations technician, Penny offers advice on altering or repurposing clothing.

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KIRSTA McSKIMMING | NOTHING NEW ART

Workshop Co-ordinator

A resource-led textile artist with a background in theatre costume.

 

Kirsta recently graduated with a Masters in Textile Design

in which her studies focused on

the effects of textile practise on mental wellbeing.

 

Through The Textile Collective, Kirsta maintains the sewing space and offers help and support with participant's projects.

WHAT WE DO

 
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EMBROIDERY

focuses on the idea of The Slow Movement through textiles to enhance wellbeing and mindfulness.

We offer a large social space, equipped with a stock of plain weave fabrics, scrap fabric and different-weight threads in a wide variety of colours. We have good stock of different-size needles and embroidery frames that can be used on site.

The session is overseen by an experienced embroiderer who is there to support your needs.

This project has been funded by the North-East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance and GP Primary Choice.  Funding is administered through Community 360.

TIMETABLE

WEEKLY DROP-IN SESSIONS

Our opening times are now TERM TIME ONLY due to the commitments of the staff. 

Please find the closure dates in our calendar page 

TUESDAY 11:00 - 15:00

SOCIAL SEWING

Open Sewing Space

WEDNESDAY 11:00 - 15:00

SOCIAL SEWING

Open Sewing Space

THURSDAY 11:00 - 13:00

REPURPOSING WITH SALLY URE-REID

Upcycling materials

DONATIONS WELCOME

FREE USE OF EQUIPMENT*

*All materials and equipment are from sustainable sources.

e-mail textilecollectiveuk@gmail.com for details

DONATIONS WELCOME

FREE USE OF EQUIPMENT*

*All materials and equipment are from sustainable sources.

e-mail textilecollectiveuk@gmail.com for details

FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH 13:00 - 15:00

LOVE YOUR FLOW PROJECT

Promoting sustainable feminine products.

A workshop in making re-usable pads

from repurposed materials

 

SEW ECO HABERDASHERY
ONLY SECOND-HAND & REUSED MATERIALS
SEE WHAT WE STOCK BELOW

 

PAST PROJECTS

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DORSET BUTTONS

A project for turning traditional Dorset buttons into Christmas decorations.

CONTACT US

Open Sewing Space

One Community Hub

4-6 Long Wyre Street
Colchester
CO1 1LH

Opening Hours:

Tuesday - Wednesday 

11am - 3pm

Sew Eco Haberdashery

27-28 Priory Walk

Colchester

Opening Hours:

Thursday - Friday 

11am - 3pm

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